Bachelor of Science in Psychology

What makes humans tick? Why do we do what we do? Psychology is a fascinating field; it’s the study of human behavior and mental processes. A degree in mental health is firmly linked to positive learning outcomes and achieving business objectives.
Schools and businesses are taking note and seeking psychology expertise.

With ACU’s online degree BS in Psychology, you will gain an in-depth understanding of human behavior, as well as learn history, theory, concepts and skills in the application of psychology to industrial, clinical and other settings. Whether you’re looking to immediate career options, or for a foundation for graduate school, a psychology B.S. degree from ACU can lead you into a rewarding future.

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Meet the Dean

Sarah Lee serves as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Abilene Christian University. Sarah joined the university in 2011 as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, after finishing her PhD at Colorado State University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her doctoral research focused on gene expression in model organisms. In Abilene, she taught undergraduate Biochemistry and Introduction to Chemistry courses for seven years and mentored over a dozen undergraduate research students. In 2016, she served as the founding director for the 20/20 Teaching Innovation Grant Program at ACU. She joined the Dallas campus in the summer of 2017, serving as the Assistant Dean for Administration. In this role, she focused on the development and launch of undergraduate programs, providing leadership and vision at the campus, program and course-level.

Sarah is passionate about educational outreach and accessibility. She has overseen the development of university-school partnership programs aimed at encouraging middle school students to pursue STEM fields in both Colorado and Texas. As the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs in CGPS she brings leadership and passion for non-traditional students.

What can you do after graduation?

  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
  • Probation Officer
  • Market Research Analyst

Admission Requirements

ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality. 

To be considered for admission:

  • Students must be out of high school for at least four years.
  • Completed “Adult Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.  
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work.
  • Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. 
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Degree Highlights

Required Hours

Major requirements: 53 credit hours

Electives: 19 credit hours

Total required: 128 credit hours

University requirements: 56 credit hours

Example Coursework

PSYC 241: Cognition and Learning

PSYC 370: Social Psychology

PSYC 388: Teams and Team Leadership

PSYC 493: History of Theories in Psychology



Upcoming Start Dates

July 2, 2019

August 27, 2019